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Thursday, May 19, 2022

This week's progress is "For the Birds"!

I spent this past week entirely on "For the Birds".  I have arranged and rearranged several times.  It is all together except for the top right corner block with the birds on the branch.  I will finalize the applique' on it likely tonight.

 To Do Tuesday:



Last week's goals:
1. Make 5 flower blocks 


2.  Assemble "For the Birds" top - I have been sampling a layout for it. 



3.  One more Kaleidoscope Bloom row ðŸ†‡ 

This week's goals:

1. Finish bird block applique'


2. Put borders on "For the Birds"
3. Make one row of Bloom blocks

I was finally able to get in touch with my online zoom friends.  Thanks for a relaxing ending to a great day!






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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, 15 MIn, Wed Wait Loss

 To Do Tuesday:



Last week's goals:

1. Piece the eyes on my next quilty lady ðŸ†‡
2. Piece the back for my Christmas Row Quilt 
3.  Make the binding for my Christmas Row Quilt 
4. Cut windmill corner blocks 
5. Sew Windmill corner blocks 
6.  Wash glue out of windmill blocks and press 
7.  Assemble Windmill top 
8. Piece the lips for my next quilty lady 🆇
9. Piece two rows of Kaleidoscope Bloom 
10. Piece some Color My  World Houses ðŸ†‡


This week's goals:

1. Make 5 flower blocks - they are cut and ready to go



2.  Assemble "For the Birds" top - I have been sampling a layout for it.





3.  One more Kaleidoscope Bloom row - this is where it stands now.  I have changed my mind about setting the blocks on point.  I just got lazy about figuring out the end blocks.  Since this is a surprise/unplanned quilt and was intended to be a couple of sample blocks, I am happy to go with easy.


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Sunday, May 8, 2022

PHD & American Patchwork and Quilting Update as well as quilt show photos

Windmill top is done and off to the quilter!

This is the 5th one I have made and will be the only one I have not quilted myself.  It goes together quickly and is pretty fun.  This one is mine to keep - yay!  It was the only one made from jelly rolls as well.  Two identical Batik jelly rolls sat in my sewing room as a decoration for a few years before I decided to use them for this project.  




Last weekend we went to a car show in Moab, Utah which happens to be a couple of hours away from us.  I brought some hand applique' and was enjoying myself doing that while lounging in the shade.  A lady asked to see what I was doing and then informed me that there was a quilt show just a short walk away.  Immediately I put my stuff away and headed out.  Not only was there a lovely quilt show, but the guild ladies of Moab also had a little trunk show in another room.  I was in heaven.  

These are photos of some of their quilts.  I will show more later so as not to overload this post more than I already have.

This first one is a legitimate original vintage quilt - hand pieced we think.





A Double Wedding Ring beautifully made...





Look at this wonderful quilt full of balloons!  I love it and have never seen anything like it before.






This one was made from a variety of borders that she just chose to put all together into one quilt.




Every quilt has a story.  I truly enjoy hearing those "stories" as you show them on your blogs or I see them in a trunk show.  A trunk show is so much more meaningful to me because of those stories whereas a quilt show is just several lovely quilts  to look at without a story from the maker.

Oh, and here is proof about being at the car show.   My sweetheart can be seen helping someone out.  




Our littlest Grand - soon to be one.


A couple more grands spending time with their cousin on the other side.



PHD update looks pretty good...

My One Monthly Goal is to finish the top for my Newfo started in April.  These must be completely finished in 2022 to earn my PHD.

For the Birds - Feb newfo is coming along nicely with most of the blocks completed.

Crazy Quilty Ladies - I plan to gradually finish those blocks each month.  They are fun but time consuming.





I like to run my PHD concurrently with One Monthly Goal and American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenges.  If I am working on anything, I am likely working on goals from all three challenges.

American Patchwork & Quilting Update

6 month's worth of goals are completed and it is only May - Yay!  

Left on the list not in any particular order are:

1.  Quilted Barns - top done

2.  Sand Dollar - complete finish

3. 5 Disney Princess Blocks

4. Piece Princess Castle - quilt and bind

5. Color My World - top done

6. Color My World - Quilt & bind

This list includes items that are crossed off are:

1. Masterpiece - top done

2. Masterpiece - quilted  & bound

3. Windmill - top done

4. Windmill - quilted & bound

5. Christmas Row - top done

6. Christmas Row - quilted & bound





Saturday, May 7, 2022

Friday Night With Friends...

It is Friday Night with Friends and I actually remembered to participate this month!

Windmill is coming together.  Perhaps I can get the top done today.  Last night was spent sewing the 20 large blocks together.  Borders are ready to attach as well minus four corner Log Cabin Blocks.  I love Saturday Sew Days at home!!


Last night I finished the last seam for the backing on my Christmas Row Quilt and drove it over to the quilter's.  Time was also spent cutting binding strips for it as well as more squares for Kaleidoscope Bloom.  I hope I can power down on that project today and make lots of blocks.




More retreat Show N Tell below. It is taking me some time to get them all posted.









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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

To Do Tuesday

 To Do Tuesday:



Last week's goals:

1. hand applique' all 20 circles on the Windmill blocks ✔
2. Sew another row of the Scrappy Kaleidoscope Bloom 
If the middle looks  a little wonky to you, it is because the folded inserts are not sewn down yet awaiting the next row.



3. Put borders on Christmas Row Quilt 
4. Piece watering cans in "For the Birds" quilt. ✔



I am super charged about sewing these days, so hold on for some hefty goals coming up.

This week's goals:

1. Piece the eyes on my next quilty lady
2. Piece the back for my Christmas Row Quilt
3.  Make the binding for my Christmas Row Quilt
4. Cut windmill corner blocks
5. Sew Windmill corner blocks
6.  Wash glue out of windmill blocks and press
7.  Assemble Windmill top
8. Piece the lips for my next quilty lady
9. Piece two rows of Kaleidoscope Bloom
10. Piece some Color My  World Houses

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More Retreat Photos...

Absolutely loved spending time with these ladies - new friends - long time friends, and friends I haven't seen in a long time! 

We were a little tight in two connected rooms in the basement of the lodge, but it was great!  I believe there were 24 of us.





Patty's Zebra - to die for!!


This lady sewed on these stars the entire retreat and got it done!



Carol Chiara made this lone star from the class Peggy Atwood taught at retreat.



Mariella's Quilt...